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Address: Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece

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the guide was excellent

Although I did not know any word of Dutch, I had to take a Island Tour in this language. Because, they offer just in Dutch.Hopefully they had to employ local guide,she gave us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Although I did not know any word of Dutch, I had to take a Island Tour in this language. Because, they offer just in Dutch.Hopefully they had to employ local guide,she gave us very good information about the temple in English.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Temple of Hera was at one time the second greatest temple in Greece, after the Acropolis in Athens, so it is an important historical site. However, the ruins are so incomplete that it's very difficult to understand or visualise what it was like. The iconic single column is the only large piece of building standing. Most of the site... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a remarkable temple that, while needing a little upkeep, is still a jewel that must be seen on a trip to Samos. It encompass a very large area that you can spend a lot of time surveying. Take your time going through everything. It's wonderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

How sad it was to see this amazing place overgrown with weeds.. So much growth that some historic ruins weren't visible. when I complained to the front entrance staff of my disaproval they advised me they are waiting for the Greek Army to come and clean up..

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This would be a fascinating place if it hadn't been left without attention. When we went there the grass needed cutting but it looks like money has run out. It is not close to the village of Ireon (Heraion) and we couldn't find any bus going there so we had to hire a car for the day, which was no... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a very significant site for the ancient history of Greece, Samos and, in particular, Pythagorio. Unfortunately, there is not a great deal to see or make sense of when you arrive there. It's a bit hard to get to and very hot. Guards are unfriendly and will whistle you off trying to sit on any fallen stone -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

There is very little left to see of the many temples and ancillary buildings of this important site. Much is overgrown with vegetation, only the Sacred Way, the South Stoa and south side of the great temple appear to have been recently mown. The North side was in grass many feet high. I would have liked to see this area... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Easy to find via the bus system. A small charge to get in but once in plenty to see and visualise what it must have looked like. Then just a short walk to Ireon for a cold beer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is just beautiful and unbelievable to see something so old still being here... I went to see this place few times, it is worth visiting!

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Janesville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a beautiful and peaceful place to visit! It's not a very populated tourist stop, but it should be!! You can take your time, you don't feel feel rushed and you can get some awesome pictures! They have a wonderful little coffee shop that you can have a frappe and a snack while enjoying a beautiful view and take a... More 

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Address: Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Samos  >  Pythagorion

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